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Departing airport: Changi
Lounge: Virgin Clubhouse at Heathrow
Seat: Etihad’s The Residence. Boeing 747 seats 1A and 1K get an honorary commendation.
In-flight catering: Air France
Route: Overnight Heathrow to Cape Town (waking up to a view of Table Mountain and no jet-lag)
Cabin crew: British Caledonian
IFE: The days when Virgin had an on board masseuse and fashion shows
Airport arrival: Sabi Sabi airstrip (a quick flypast to check for any wildlife on the runway, then straight off the aircraft to a waiting land rover and a cool Gin and Tonic)26 Oct 2017
Thank you Canucklad, and may we one day find ourselves next to each other on a plane to somewhere.
I’d like to amend my meal choice, to caviar with the trimmings and plenty of it please!26 Oct 2017
Being based in Asia for the past 40 years my take on this is perhaps just a little different from most
Based on F if available or J if not
Departure airport: HK
Airline: CX UL ANZ
Cabin: Left or left+ forward
Lounge: The Pier F unequaled
Aircraft: A350 the best new aircraft in the last 25 years by a mile
Boarding Procedure: Hong Kong S’pore LHR
Seat Location: Window front
Seat: CX F CX J
Seat neighbor: F = None. If in J with no single seating = Tom or Alex would be a hoot, great stories and experiences over many years to share (embellish = me)
Cabin Crew: Cathay. If not most Asian legacy airlines. (never a crew from the sand pit = frightened rabbits and zero conversation)
Pilots: CX QF BA ANZ In any order
Inflight Food: UL ANZ CX SQ in that order
IFE: CX (consistently better)
Drinks wine: SQ CX (ANZ for new world wines)
Arrival airport: Hong Kong
Arrival Immigration: Hong Kong fast – efficient
Baggage arrival: Hong Kong – Auckland- Sumi (LHR = Horrible Manchester even worse
Arrival Immigration: HKG as its home fast easy27 Oct 2017
What a wonderful idea
To the airport: VS Range Rover to airport, in-car check-in
Airport: Koh Samui c. 10 years ago – grass huts, no queues
Lounge: CX The Pier F except for the restaurant section, Sydney QF F
Transfer to aircraft – old Koh Samui again, where they clearly made their own buses with whatever was available, including a single wheel with handle to allow steering ship-style, and marine throttle levers. Never ceased to make me smile
Seat: CX F is the best I’ve had so far, Edithad’s The residence would be lovely to try, especially if I was (ahem) accompanied
Crew: CX F
Catering: Hong Kong Club
Drink: Salon champagne (never tried, but it is the occasional vintage produced by the house of Delamotte, a personal favourite, and I can’t help but think it must be even better!), Louis Latour Montagny Premier Cru, and TWG Gentlemen’s Earl Grey (the one in the oddly unmasculine pink tin)
Route: Long-haul, maybe London-Sydney so I can get the best of daytime and nighttime travelling
Onboard showers: EK (Again never tried, but I have to)
IFE: Studio CX plus whatever I have on my phone/laptop
Arrival airport – anywhere without miles of cramped corridors, surly staff, long queues or long waits for luggage.22 Nov 2017
Thanks David. Hopefully conversation wouldn’t be all travel & planes as much as I enjoy the topic!
To the airport: From Brighton – A Southern Service on time and not cancelled.
Airport: Gatwick – it’s near home and I actually don’t mind it!
Lounge: Etihad. Although any lounge with enough seats is a good start!
Transfer to aircraft – I’m walking if I can
Seat: EY J / EK F (lots of others I’d happily try)
Seat Neighbours: I’ll take the whole cabin with family & friends!
Bar: Emirates A380 Bar
Crew: VS J (were excellent on my recent flight to MBJ)
Catering: Just have to accept it will never match on the ground. Chilli Pickle for a curry on board!
Drink: G&T with a few Gins to try and some decent Brandies. Pushing it to get a Pint of Harveys or Hophead onboard!
Route: Long-haul, to the Indian Ocean (direct)
Arrival airport – I guess the Indian Ocean then (MLE/MRU/SEZ)22 Nov 2017